Joyce Hall LudlumExecutive secretaryServices for Joyce...


November 04, 1991

Joyce Hall Ludlum

Executive secretary

Services for Joyce Hall Ludlum, a retired executive secretary for Anne Arundel Community College, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Barranco & Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road.

Mrs. Ludlum, who lived in Arnold, died Friday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center of a cerebral aneurysm. She was 64.

She was an executive secretary at high schools in the Anne Arundel County school system before going to work at the community college for nine years. She retired in 1976.

From 1983 to 1984, she was state parliamentarian for the Business and Professional Women's Association and chairwoman of the group's political action committee.

She was a member of Planned Parenthood of Maryland and of Inner Wheel, the women's branch of the Annapolis Rotary Club. She also volunteered with the Annapolis YWCA and enjoyed traveling and gardening.

The former Joyce Hall Irvine was a native of Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from high school, she moved to the Baltimore area in the early 1950s.

She was married to the late Dr. Robert P. Ludlum, a president of Anne Arundel Community College.

She is survived by a daughter, Candy Hall Carter of Severna Park; a son, Stanley Hall of Cleveland; a brother, Richard Irvine of Cleveland; and two sisters, Alice Seitz of Cleveland and Grace Rains of Kansas City, Kan.

Kim L. Myerovich


Kim Lynne Myerovich, an actress who lived with her parents in Pikesville for most of the last four years, died Oct. 23 at the Whiting Health Care Center in Whiting, N.J., after a long fight with brain cancer. She was 47.

She was the daughter of Olga Myerovich, a recently retired first violinist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Alvin Myerovich, a professional actor whose roles have included the part of the grandfather in the movie "Avalon."

Ms. Myerovich followed in her father's footsteps, pursuing an acting career in New York and in theaters from Maryland to New Mexico.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, she was a graduate of South High School there and of Miami University of Ohio. She taught 10th-grade French in Stamford, Conn., before taking up acting. She also studied sculpture and taught dancing at her own studio in New York City.

Four years ago, she underwent brain tumor surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Despite her illness, she wrote a volume of poetry that she shared with the elderly during weekly visits to the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Day Care Center.

Ms. Myerovich was a member of Actors Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television Actors.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Gary Myerovich, and a niece, Alyssas Myerovich, both of Toms River, N.J.

Services were held Oct. 26.

Her parents suggested that memorial contributions be made to Greenpeace.

Ethel M. F. Miles


Ethel M. Fields Miles, a homemaker, died Tuesday at her home in Glen Burnie after suffering a heart attack. She was 73.

A native of Baltimore, the former Ethel Jackson grew up in Dickeyville and attended Western High School. She married George Fields in 1936, and the couple made their home in Baltimore.

After her children were grown, she did clerical work at the Maryland State Income Tax Division for about 10 years until retiring in the late 1960s.

Her first husband died in 1961. She married Elmer W. Miles in 1967.

Mrs. Miles enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and crafts, but her favorite pastime was being with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Donald Fields of Cambridge; a daughter, Sharon Gividen of Glen Burnie; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

At her request, her body was donated to the State Anatomy Board for research.


John M. Benser

Teacher and artist

John M. Benser, a retired Baltimore County teacher and artist, died Oct. 20 of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 57.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Mr. Benser graduated in 1956 from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, which is now the University of Northern Iowa. He enlisted in the Army, serving in counterintelligence at Fort Holabird in Baltimore.

While stationed here, he met Betty Bernard on a blind date. They were married in 1959.

Mr. Benser, who earned a master's degree in education at the Johns Hopkins University, taught English at Dundalk and Patapsco high schools for 28 years before retiring early in 1987. After his retirement, he worked part time at the Framer's Vice in Timonium.

A member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore, an organization for local artists, Mr. Benser specialized in paintings of waterfowl. His work was displayed at various shows and galleries and sold at sites including Watson's Garden Center in Lutherville.

He was also an avid clothing designer. He designed and sewed his daughter's wedding dress and made both his daughters' prom gowns when they were in high school.

Mr. Benser was a member of the Black Hawk Lodge, a Masonic organization, in Cedar Falls.

Surviving, in addition to his wife in Lutherville, are two daughters, Kara Deane Benser-Nanas of Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Kendyl Beth Benser of Towson; his mother, Evelyn Brooks Benser of Mason City, Iowa; and a brother, Jerry Benser, also of Mason City.

A memorial service was held Oct. 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

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